What are the dates and times of the trips?
We offer two trips a day on Monday through Thursday from 9:00-11:00 am and 12:15-1:45 pm, with fishing or boating in the morning and boating in the afternoon. Wednesday trips are afternoon and evening from 7:00-8:30 pm. The season starts on June 1st and ends August 31, weather permitting.
Where do we board the boat?
We have an agreement with Johanna Shores to use their parking lot and dock. Johanna Shores’ address is 3200 Lake Johanna Blvd, Arden Hills, 55112 Please use the restroom at Tony Schmidt Park before getting on the boat.
Is there a fee for trips?
There is no cost for a trip and everything from life jackets to fishing equipment is provided. Life jackets must be worn on the dock and on the boat at all times. Donations are gladly accepted.
Do I need a fishing license?
Care Center residents are exempt from needing fishing licenses, but need to complete a DNR form that will be emailed to you with your trip information. If you are under the age of 90 and not a Care Center resident, you need a fishing license if you plan to fish. You are required to present your fishing license at the time of your trip. Volunteers that are on fishing trips are required to carry their fishing license.
Can a guest be in a wheelchair?
No more than three wheelchairs are allowed on the boat. Guests can enter onto the boat via a wheelchair and then be transferred to a chair. No motorized wheelchairs or oxygen tanks are allowed on the boat.
How many guests can be on the boat?
There is a maximum of eight people including staff allowed on the boat. Care Centers must provide staff to attend with their residents.
May we bring food?
No food or alcohol is allowed on the boat. Water is provided by Fishing For Fun.
Do you ever cancel trips?
We only cancel in extreme cases, and captains make this determination due to: cold weather, rain and lightening and the heat index. The Captain calls the contact person if a trip is cancelled.
What happens in the case of an emergency?
We call 911 and immediately dock the boat at the public landing. Captains and Mates are not medically trained and will not administer any medical help.
What do we need to bring the day of the trip?
1. Release of Liability & Photo Release Form – Must be completed with each guests’ name and signed. This form is included in the pre-trip email or Release of Liability.
2. FIshing License if required or a completed DNR form
3. Staff persons that are responsible for the group